Digoxin is prescribed to treat heart failure, a long-term, chronic condition. It will not cure heart failure but will help to control it. You may have to take digoxin — and have tests to monitor its level in the blood — for the rest of your life.
3. Why is it important to have my blood drawn for my digoxin test at a certain time?
Timing of the digoxin blood test is important because if the sample is drawn too soon after a dose, the results of the test may be erroneously high and will show a toxic level when that is not the case. Many times, the blood sample will be drawn just before the next dose is to be taken.
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